• Coast Guard Academy exterior
  • Coast Guard Academy exterior
  • Coast Guard Academy Strength & Conditioning Center
  • Coast Guard Academy Strength & Conditioning Center

U.S. Coast Guard Alumni Association Strength & Conditioning Center

Commissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard Alumni Association, LLB is renovating an existing building at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. The renovations will reactivate an underutilized space by converting existing racquetball courts into a Strength and Conditioning Center. It will use the existing space more efficiently by opening up to the adjacent corridor, and relocating existing program elements such as the equipment and fueling stations. The open concept space will allow for more lifting equipment and provide training space for the football team in a single space. The new mezzanine level will provide new program elements such as a warm-up area with cardio equipment, medicine ball area, and a sled track. The creation of new exterior openings will provide natural light and take advantage of the structure's proximity to the Thames River with expansive water views. Renovations will also reorient the building on the campus through the creation of a new entry sequence providing a new entry canopy, glass storefront, and a re-clad building envelope.